The North Miami Police Department’s “Officer of the Month” for October 2016, is Detective Benjamin Dolly. Detective Dolly is a 7-year veteran at the North Miami Police Department, assigned to the Investigative Section. He is being recognized for his hard work and dedication to the residents of North Miami. Detective Dolly was nominated by Sergeant Milton Reid for the following case:
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, an innocent victim was walking along NE 132nd Street when he was approached by two unknown subjects near 7th Avenue. The subjects demanded the victim’s property, while punching him and holding him at gun point.
The victim complied and turned over his cell phone, his shoes and his wireless headphones. The subjects then fled the area on foot. The police were called, and fire rescue responded to treat the victim’s facial injury.
Detective Dolly immediately arrived on the scene and made contact with the victim. In a calm and caring manner, he interviewed the victim and assured him that he would do all that could be done. From the information he obtained in the interview, Detective Dolly laid out a plan to solve this crime with the investigative leads, and put the plan into action. He called on the Crime Suppression Unit detectives to watch a location that he suspected to be involved in the crime. The surveillance revealed the victim’s property was being used by a female subject. The female was quickly located and arrested without incident for possession of stolen property.
During the interrogation of the female subject, Detective Dolly displayed exceptional interviewing techniques. After countless denials and excuses for having the stolen property, the female subject provided information about her boyfriend. Detective Dolly investigated and discovered that the boyfriend had a criminal past involving robbery. Detective Dolly made contact with the victim and showed him a photo line-up. The victim positively identified the boyfriend as the subject that hit him in the face, held him at gun point and stole his property. Detective Dolly quickly located and arrested the boyfriend and charged him with the armed robbery and battery.
In a relatively short period of time, Detective Dolly developed something tangible out of limited information. Through his purpose-driven interviewing skills and his vigilance, he was able to identify and apprehend a dangerous robber and bring about a quick closure to this case.
Detective Benjamin Dolly was chosen as Officer of the Month for October 2016 and will be honored at the Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce luncheon, held at FIU Kovens Conference Center, on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:00 Noon.